Signature City Boston: City Upon A Hill
Discover the charms of Boston as you immerse yourself in this great American city’s Revolutionary history, iconic landmarks, artistic heritage and world-class academic institutions.
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Program No. 18129RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Since John Winthrop’s 1630 sermon, proclaiming Boston as the city upon which the “eyes of the people” would be trained, this New England beacon of equality and democracy has delivered on his high expectations. Wind through this historic city on the Freedom Trail, tracing the steps and stories of the American Revolution and eventual autonomy to Faneuil Hall. Learn about more recent history that identifies the city and revel in the arts, visiting cultural treasures and attending the Museum of Fine Arts that holds pieces of work reflecting Boston’s most notable residents, events and world-recognized character.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles per day, some uneven surfaces. Must be able to climb stairs as there is extensive use of public transportation for field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about and experience the city's vast musical, cultural and artistic offerings at a performance.
  • Take a study cruise to explore the Boston waterways that define this city’s history.
  • Discover the artistic masterpieces on display with a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts.

General Notes

Public transportation used on this program.
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Jeannette Fullerton (MFA)
Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Jeannette Fullerton holds a B.Sc. from London University, a M.Ed. from Boston University and a Certificate of Museum Studies from Tufts University. She attended the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study and was coordinator for public education at the Harvard University Art Museums for eight years. Jeanette has also worked as a docent at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Mass., and a Doric Dame at the Massachusetts State House.
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Jeannette Fullerton (MFA)
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